Thursday, June 13, 2013

Child labor: the legacy of the US-NATO war in Afghanistan

How old do you think this child is? Two or three-years-old? The little guy is a brick worker in Kabul, Afghanistan photographed yesterday to commemorate the UN’s World Day Against Child Labor. He’s sleeping on his cart so is he also homeless?

This is the legacy of the nearly 12-year US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan accompanied by the other occupying armies of NGO camp followers. UN agencies take time & resources to chronicle child labor in Afghanistan but they can’t find it in themselves to condemn the war. This is what makes the UN a pity-mongering agency of war, not a force for peace.

Let this child’s photo stand as a scathing indictment of the war. US-NATO out of Afghanistan!

(Photo by Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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